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2017-08-02 11:08:59 AM  
Yeah, baggage handlers throw your luggage, abuse it, and steal from it.
Also fun when it's left out in the pouring rain on the tarmac and you get to your hotel, open your luggage, and everything is soaking wet. Please don't be pee, please don't be pee.
 
2017-08-02 11:17:35 AM  
This looks like pretty standard treatment to me.
 
2017-08-02 11:19:00 AM  
They even make a suitcase for this.
1971 American Tourister "Gorilla" Commercial
Youtube 8C-e96m4730
 
2017-08-02 12:01:44 PM  
More: Florida, United States Senate, health care, President of the United States, Republican Party, Mitch McConnell, White House, GOP health care, Bill Clinton

Huh?  Now I know that Trump & Co. have messed things up & that McConnell & Co. have screwed things up further on up The Mall.  And if you 'reeeeaaaalllly' want to stretch things you might be able to link throwing luggage to health care issues (strained back perhaps), but what does WJC have to do with anything here? And for that matter, why did Bush & Obama get a pass?

Or is it just as simple as the Fark Admins being drunk again.... yeah, the simple answer is usually the correct one...

/luggage tossing has been around as long people have been moving items for others
//wouldn't surprise me if there's a Larson cartoon on the subject with Thag & Oook in the belly of a dinosaur tossing out leopard skin bags
 
2017-08-02 12:22:27 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: This looks like pretty standard treatment to me.


Me too, and everyone should just pack their suitcases accordingly. I've never had anything broken.
 
2017-08-02 01:22:38 PM  

lindalouwho: Marcus Aurelius: This looks like pretty standard treatment to me.

Me too, and everyone should just pack their suitcases accordingly. I've never had anything broken.


Same goes for shipping a package - whatever is inside the box needs to survive being thrown 20 feet.  It happens.
 
2017-08-02 01:22:45 PM  
FTA: The workers were described as making 'monster' or 'Godzilla growls' as they destroyed 'Suitcase City.'

Oxy who?
 
2017-08-02 01:22:57 PM  

Recoil Therapy: More: Florida, United States Senate, health care, President of the United States, Republican Party, Mitch McConnell, White House, GOP health care, Bill Clinton

Huh?  Now I know that Trump & Co. have messed things up & that McConnell & Co. have screwed things up further on up The Mall.  And if you 'reeeeaaaalllly' want to stretch things you might be able to link throwing luggage to health care issues (strained back perhaps), but what does WJC have to do with anything here? And for that matter, why did Bush & Obama get a pass?

Or is it just as simple as the Fark Admins being drunk again.... yeah, the simple answer is usually the correct one...

/luggage tossing has been around as long people have been moving items for others
//wouldn't surprise me if there's a Larson cartoon on the subject with Thag & Oook in the belly of a dinosaur tossing out leopard skin bags


I'm guessing it's an algorithm that generates the tags.  Or maybe a bunch of autistic monkeys.  It's sometimes hard to tell these days.
 
2017-08-02 01:23:25 PM  
UPS is worse

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2017-08-02 01:24:01 PM  
Only a fool thinks their checked bags are treated with any sort of care.  Those idiots only got fired because they beat on luggage in a public area.
 
2017-08-02 01:25:11 PM  

shroom: Recoil Therapy:

I'm guessing it's an algorithm that generates the tags.  Or maybe a bunch of autistic monkeys.  It's sometimes hard to tell these days.


So you're say it COULD be the admins then...
 
2017-08-02 01:27:14 PM  
But they're CALLED "throwers".

Fight Club Vibrating Luggage
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2017-08-02 01:27:22 PM  
Good.
 
2017-08-02 01:27:38 PM  

Oreminer: shroom: Recoil Therapy:

I'm guessing it's an algorithm that generates the tags.  Or maybe a bunch of autistic monkeys.  It's sometimes hard to tell these days.

So you're say it COULD be the admins then...


Mmmmmm....nah.  I don't think they're functioning at that level.
 
2017-08-02 01:29:30 PM  
Let's talk about overt displays of action to avoid addressing widespread problems.
 
2017-08-02 01:29:54 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: They even make a suitcase for this.
[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/8C-e96m4730 - 480x360]


Came here to post this.
Also, I used to work for TWA and also have "thrown" bags in the military as an Aerial porter SO I'M GETTING A GIANT KICK OUTTA THIS BECAUSE FARK YEAR WE THROW shiat.
You'd be a *IDIOT* to assume otherwise.
That being said, we don't go out of our way to be overly aggressive about it but some of dat shiat is *heavy and to get it to where it's got to go, you have to use some leverage.

Quick CSB;
Working the passenger counter in Italy, we had a variety of customers and we always had some asshole who was "Captain/Major/Lt Colonel Dickbag" or some such rank (maybe some MSgt or whatever for enlisted)  who thought their shiat  didn't stink and that they needed VIP treatment and were *VERY* vocal about it to the point of pissing every one of us there off about it.
We had a system of a small box with 7 colors of yarn strings under the counter. The color was assigned to a particular day, say "Yellow on Friday" and if said demanding VIP wannabe kept his shiat up, we would just kill them with kindness and then tie a yellow yarn ribbon one the handle of the baggage and when it rounded that conveyor belt and went outside, the handlers knew the signal to put that item aside and then load the aircraft. Once away, those bags would go straight in the dumpster. We  and the civilians working there always knew exactly were your bag went. MAC (Military Airlift Command) AMC (Air Mobility Command) (Yes I'm old) never lost your bags, we knew exactly what happened to them.
End CSB
 
2017-08-02 01:31:29 PM  

ChipNASA: Marcus Aurelius: They even make a suitcase for this.
[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/8C-e96m4730 - 480x360]

Came here to post this.
Also, I used to work for TWA and also have "thrown" bags in the military as an Aerial porter SO I'M GETTING A GIANT KICK OUTTA THIS BECAUSE FARK YEAR WE THROW shiat.
You'd be a *IDIOT* to assume otherwise.
That being said, we don't go out of our way to be overly aggressive about it but some of dat shiat is *heavy and to get it to where it's got to go, you have to use some leverage.

Quick CSB;
Working the passenger counter in Italy, we had a variety of customers and we always had some asshole who was "Captain/Major/Lt Colonel Dickbag" or some such rank (maybe some MSgt or whatever for enlisted)  who thought their shiat  didn't stink and that they needed VIP treatment and were *VERY* vocal about it to the point of pissing every one of us there off about it.
We had a system of a small box with 7 colors of yarn strings under the counter. The color was assigned to a particular day, say "Yellow on Friday" and if said demanding VIP wannabe kept his shiat up, we would just kill them with kindness and then tie a yellow yarn ribbon one the handle of the baggage and when it rounded that conveyor belt and went outside, the handlers knew the signal to put that item aside and then load the aircraft. Once away, those bags would go straight in the dumpster. We  and the civilians working there always knew exactly were your bag went. MAC (Military Airlift Command) AMC (Air Mobility Command) (Yes I'm old) never lost your bags, we knew exactly what happened to them.
End CSB


So you're bragging about destroying people's personal property because they were once rude to you?

Wow. So edgy.
 
2017-08-02 01:37:26 PM  

ChipNASA: Marcus Aurelius: They even make a suitcase for this.
[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/8C-e96m4730 - 480x360]

Came here to post this.
Also, I used to work for TWA and also have "thrown" bags in the military as an Aerial porter SO I'M GETTING A GIANT KICK OUTTA THIS BECAUSE FARK YEAR WE THROW shiat.
You'd be a *IDIOT* to assume otherwise.
That being said, we don't go out of our way to be overly aggressive about it but some of dat shiat is *heavy and to get it to where it's got to go, you have to use some leverage.

Quick CSB;
Working the passenger counter in Italy, we had a variety of customers and we always had some asshole who was "Captain/Major/Lt Colonel Dickbag" or some such rank (maybe some MSgt or whatever for enlisted)  who thought their shiat  didn't stink and that they needed VIP treatment and were *VERY* vocal about it to the point of pissing every one of us there off about it.
We had a system of a small box with 7 colors of yarn strings under the counter. The color was assigned to a particular day, say "Yellow on Friday" and if said demanding VIP wannabe kept his shiat up, we would just kill them with kindness and then tie a yellow yarn ribbon one the handle of the baggage and when it rounded that conveyor belt and went outside, the handlers knew the signal to put that item aside and then load the aircraft. Once away, those bags would go straight in the dumpster. We  and the civilians working there always knew exactly were your bag went. MAC (Military Airlift Command) AMC (Air Mobility Command) (Yes I'm old) never lost your bags, we knew exactly what happened to them.
End CSB


cool story, bro.
 
2017-08-02 01:37:48 PM  
CSB:
Witnessed a similar incident in Denver a few years ago. Handler was taking it off an unloading conveyor from the aircraft hold and slamming down onto the tarmac. Not just dropping it but exerting force throwing it down onto the ground. It would've been better to just let it fall off the end of the conveyor. When the gate agent saw a bunch of us watching she called someone. Next thing you know a cart goes out there and gets the handler.  Hope that one got fired too.
 
2017-08-02 01:37:53 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: ChipNASA: Marcus Aurelius: They even make a suitcase for this.
[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/8C-e96m4730 - 480x360]

Came here to post this......


So you're bragging about destroying people's personal property because they were once rude to you?

Wow. So edgy.


They also said they were old, so maybe it was edgy then? Now it's just part of the airline service standards.
 
2017-08-02 01:47:10 PM  

lindalouwho: Marcus Aurelius: This looks like pretty standard treatment to me.

Me too, and everyone should just pack their suitcases accordingly. I've never had anything broken.


Pittsburgh broke my heart in the 70's.   Several times, the farkers.

/farking Tatum, going for the hit instead of the ball
//You know the truth, Frenchy
///Silver and Black!!!!
 
2017-08-02 01:48:29 PM  
Yeah, put me in the "that's exactly how I expect them to treat my luggage, so I pack accordingly" column.
 
2017-08-02 01:52:17 PM  
This violence towards innocent luggage has to stop.
I'm too lazy to lift a suitcase over my head just to hurt it.  That's what fork lifts are for.
 
2017-08-02 01:55:30 PM  
CSB: The Samsonite luggage warranty does not cover airline baggage handling.  They consider that "normal wear and tear" and will not reimburse you.  I once had a brand new suitcase broken after its first trip on an airplane (corner smashed, torn, and fell apart).  Samsonite refused to replace.  Luckily Dad was recently laid off and had plenty of time on his hands to go after American for me and made them replace it.
 
2017-08-02 01:58:36 PM  

lindalouwho: Marcus Aurelius: This looks like pretty standard treatment to me.

Me too, and everyone should just pack their suitcases accordingly. I've never had anything broken.


Pretty much. If it's fragile, it doesn't go in checked luggage unless the bag/box it's in can withstand a lot of determined abuse. As for regular suitcases, this is why the more expensive ones are worth it. Those sets of 3 bags for $99? Yeah... they won't survive more than a few trips before there's holes worn in the fabric from the conveyors or wheels have broken off. Buy something good (preferably with a warranty that will cover actual abuse by airlines... if they have that, you know they're expecting it to survive) and you won't have to worry about it. What's more, the nicer luggage is also more space efficient and just all around a better experience anyway. So long as my bags show up at my destination I know they'll be ok. They may be marked up a bit, but so be it. I don't expect baggage handlers to treat each of the ten dozen pieces of luggage they're handling for that flight as a special and unique work of art. Hell no, they're seen as bricks to be moved and treated accordingly.
 
2017-08-02 01:58:36 PM  
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2017-08-02 01:59:08 PM  

shroom: CSB: The Samsonite luggage warranty does not cover airline baggage handling.  They consider that "normal wear and tear" and will not reimburse you.  I once had a brand new suitcase broken after its first trip on an airplane (corner smashed, torn, and fell apart).  Samsonite refused to replace.  Luckily Dad was recently laid off and had plenty of time on his hands to go after American for me and made them replace it.


Victorinox does. Others may as well, but that's who made the stuff we have.
 
2017-08-02 02:01:21 PM  

Court Dude: [www.spotsee.io image 600x600]


Yeah, those don't mean shiat either.
We put them on crates and suck and then they get to the other end and they're red. big deal, somewhere inbetween points A & B they got a 5g shock.
and then how do you prove where and when it happened.
Worthless.
Oh and if you slap the side of the crate over it.....
 
2017-08-02 02:02:57 PM  

shroom: CSB: The Samsonite luggage warranty does not cover airline baggage handling.  They consider that "normal wear and tear" and will not reimburse you.  I once had a brand new suitcase broken after its first trip on an airplane (corner smashed, torn, and fell apart).  Samsonite refused to replace.  Luckily Dad was recently laid off and had plenty of time on his hands to go after American for me and made them replace it.


The first time? That's just bs. It should last at least until the 3rd time when  your over seas and the weather is awful and you don't want to be there in the first place. Wait what we're we talking about?
 
2017-08-02 02:03:21 PM  
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2017-08-02 02:04:12 PM  
LLM folks, LLM.
 
2017-08-02 02:06:48 PM  

lindalouwho: Marcus Aurelius: This looks like pretty standard treatment to me.

Me too, and everyone should just pack their suitcases accordingly. I've never had anything broken.


Then when the rip the zipper off your luggage and you lose half your shiat... "We don't cover damage to zippers on suitcases."

WTF, Virgin? Fark you!
 
2017-08-02 02:09:09 PM  
idk, call me crazy, but this is exactly how I expect my luggage will be handled.

If I saw this out the window of a plane I wouldn't even flinch.
 
2017-08-02 02:10:22 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: They even make a suitcase for this.
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That was the first thing I thought of and I knew Fark wouldn't let me down.
 
2017-08-02 02:13:12 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: So you're bragging about destroying people's personal property because they were once rude to you? Wow. So edgy.


It's like bragging you spit in someone's food while working at a restaurant just because they were stuck up.

I deal with rude people every goddamn day but I don't destroy their property or some other shiat. Treating their luggage like any other (at worst) would not have been any additional sweat off their back.
 
2017-08-02 02:14:09 PM  
Note: "Removed from working at the airport" doesn't necessarily mean 'fired'. In fact, that careful phrasing makes it unlikely, IMO.
 
2017-08-02 02:15:19 PM  
I wonder what happens when we pay people the bare legal minimum for hard work?  LET'S FIND OUT COLLECTIVELY.
 
2017-08-02 02:15:24 PM  
Uh huh. I "expect" drug addicts to rifle through my car and steal the change and anything else not bolted down. That's why I don't keep firearms and laptops in an unlocked car. But that doesn't mean these people should go ahead and do it! Or get away with it when caught!
 
2017-08-02 02:20:23 PM  
Why should the luggage be treated any better than the passengers?
 
2017-08-02 02:23:10 PM  

ChipNASA: Marcus Aurelius: They even make a suitcase for this.
[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/8C-e96m4730 - 480x360]

Came here to post this.
Also, I used to work for TWA and also have "thrown" bags in the military as an Aerial porter SO I'M GETTING A GIANT KICK OUTTA THIS BECAUSE FARK YEAR WE THROW shiat.
You'd be a *IDIOT* to assume otherwise.
That being said, we don't go out of our way to be overly aggressive about it but some of dat shiat is *heavy and to get it to where it's got to go, you have to use some leverage.

Quick CSB;
Working the passenger counter in Italy, we had a variety of customers and we always had some asshole who was "Captain/Major/Lt Colonel Dickbag" or some such rank (maybe some MSgt or whatever for enlisted)  who thought their shiat  didn't stink and that they needed VIP treatment and were *VERY* vocal about it to the point of pissing every one of us there off about it.
We had a system of a small box with 7 colors of yarn strings under the counter. The color was assigned to a particular day, say "Yellow on Friday" and if said demanding VIP wannabe kept his shiat up, we would just kill them with kindness and then tie a yellow yarn ribbon one the handle of the baggage and when it rounded that conveyor belt and went outside, the handlers knew the signal to put that item aside and then load the aircraft. Once away, those bags would go straight in the dumpster. We  and the civilians working there always knew exactly were your bag went. MAC (Military Airlift Command) AMC (Air Mobility Command) (Yes I'm old) never lost your bags, we knew exactly what happened to them.
End CSB


well then.....I guess Lt Col Dickbag really learned his lesson.
 
2017-08-02 02:32:43 PM  

Chunky_Charlie: lindalouwho: Marcus Aurelius: This looks like pretty standard treatment to me.

Me too, and everyone should just pack their suitcases accordingly. I've never had anything broken.

Then when the rip the zipper off your luggage and you lose half your shiat... "We don't cover damage to zippers on suitcases."

WTF, Virgin? Fark you!


Yeah, with a name like that, you can't exactly fark with them.
 
2017-08-02 02:32:50 PM  
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2017-08-02 02:39:54 PM  
I had a bunch of my stuff destroyed by luggage handlers in Orlando so I'm really getting a kick out of this
 
2017-08-02 02:44:09 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: So you're bragging about destroying people's personal property because they were once rude to you?

Wow. So edgy


You're Lucky, you've never had to deal with an Officer with a God complex...most Miltary people can deal with a massive amount of bullshiat but there are lines....and when they are crossed, it's always the Nuclear option....
 
2017-08-02 02:46:15 PM  
I only take one bag. Carry on-Tumi, medium sized-it seems to always fit into the over head storage nicely. Nor is it too heavy for me to lift-as I do not over pack.

CSB: Honest question here. Why can't the air line tag the carry on luggage to one's seat number, to correlate to the specific over head compartment?
 
2017-08-02 02:47:18 PM  
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2017-08-02 02:52:27 PM  
in Florida this is a gateway activity to dragging sharks behind boats and getting alligators drunk before torturing them
 
2017-08-02 02:55:42 PM  

Artist: I only take one bag. Carry on-Tumi, medium sized-it seems to always fit into the over head storage nicely. Nor is it too heavy for me to lift-as I do not over pack.

CSB: Honest question here. Why can't the air line tag the carry on luggage to one's seat number, to correlate to the specific over head compartment?


Believe you answered your own question: its the overhead
 
2017-08-02 02:59:43 PM  
Don't put anything in your checked luggage that you would care deeply about if it was stolen or broken.
Basically I just put clothes and toiletries in there.
If you want to steal my underwear or mouthwash knock yourself out.

/giggity
 
2017-08-02 03:04:18 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: This looks like pretty standard treatment to me.


This. IDK why they were fired.  Who expects luggage to be treated like Grandma's remains?  People who buy shiatty luggage, that's who.
 
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